Keep your umbrella handy this week.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Metro Vancouver region as a "vigorous" frontal system is expected to bring rain and wind to the south coast Thursday (Oct. 27).
Starting in the morning, powerful winds from 50 to 70 km/h may result in power outages and fallen tree branches as a cold front approaches the region.
The statement is in effect for the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Richmond, Delta, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.
"For regions north of Sechelt, the strong winds will ease by noon on Thursday. For regions south of Sechelt, strong winds will weaken in the afternoon to early evening period with the passage of the front," according to the statement.
Parts of Metro Vancouver can expect total rainfall amounts of 50 mm, including West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge.
Looking ahead in the Metro Vancouver weather forecast
In a recent update, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) called for a 75 per cent chance that La Niña will be present this winter and won't change to a "neutral" weather pattern until about February.
La Niña's impact on southern B.C. doesn't start to show until the late fall or early winter. But it does tend to produce cooler than normal conditions and snowier conditions over the mountains.
Find out what kind of impact the third consecutive La Niña system could have on Metro Vancouver.